Oh yeah, it's ladies night...
We don’t need to sing the whole song for you. It’ll be permanently etched into your brain once you’re done reading this list.
Women, you know how it is: Sometimes all you need is a night to let your hair down and have a few drinks with your main girls.
Luckily for the ladies of South Florida, Broward and Palm Beach Counties offer a plethora of options to imbibe and let loose. As the region becomes ever more inundated with deals to get women into the bar, the offers get better and better. Gone are the days when Tuesdays meant a one-drink voucher for something obnoxiously sweet and tinted pink. Now there’s a different ladies night for almost every day of the week, with discounted food at some and free-flowing bubbly at others.
Whether you’re looking for a chill night of chatting over a glass of wine, a hip lounge to see and be seen, or a boat ride on the Intracoastal, there’s something for every lady out there. Here are the best ladies night deals in Broward and Palm Beach:
600 Village Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561-683-9555; renegadeswpb.com.
Best for: ladies who like to line dance.
If you're into country, look no further than Renegades in West Palm Beach. On Fridays, women can put on their cowboy boots and drink for free every Tuesday and Friday from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. They're also known for theme nights like "Jello wrestling" and a weekday happy hour with $5 bar bites like chicken wings, mozzarella sticks, and potato skins. While you’re at it, get down with some line dancing. And try not to fall off the mechanical bull.
9. America's Backyard
100 SW Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-449-1025; myamericasbackyard.com.
Best for: ladies who love live music.
If you want to entertain 1,600 of your closest girlfriends, you can at America's Backyard. Every "yardie" knows this downtown Fort Liquordale hangout with a pool, AKA the main bar, is a great place for letting loose. Thursday is Game Night, when you get to test your wits during trivia hour from 9 to 10 p.m. and get competitive with beer pong, battle shots, bartender twister, corn hole, hot tamale, and other interactive bar games. But Friday is Kiss Country Ladies Night featuring live music and DJs, where ladies get access with no cover charge and drink free from 8 p.m. to midnight.
9. YOLO/O Lounge
333 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-523-1000; yolorestaurant.com.
Best for: ladies who like to keep it classy.
Fort Lauderdale's YOLO is a trendy eatery and one of the few spots to see and be seen on Las Olas thanks to a distinct South Beach vibe. The adjacent O Lounge is the place to be for a solid happy hour session, a sophisticated watering hole that's become popular with local professionals needing an after-work refreshment. The ladies get the best deal on Exposed Wednesdays, when a pop-up fashion show hosted by various local designers, artists, and boutiques come together for an evening of culture (and cocktails) while the O Lounge, main bar, and fire pit serve select complimentary drinks from 7 p.m. to midnight.
8. Wine Dive
319 N. Clematis St., West Palm Beach; 561-318-8821; facebook.com/thewinedive.
Best for: ladies who love wine.
Nothing says "white girl wasted" better than a never-ending bottle of wine. You can show your skills at putting back a bottle or two without earning that title at the Wine Dive in West Palm Beach. Every Tuesday from 5 p.m. to close, ladies can drink wine for free. All you need to do is purchase some food, be it an appetizer, entree, or even dessert. Then the good times start flowing with a complimentary, bottomless glass of red or white wine, typically the house Cabernet or Chardonnay.
7. Blue Martini
550 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach; 561-835-8601; bluemartinilounge.com.
Best for: ladies who like a good martini.
Ladies can drink for half-price (and won't have to pay the cover charge) after 8 p.m. at this West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, and Fort Lauderdale staple. Choose from an offering of more than 42 handcrafted cocktails, wine, spirits, and — of course — Blue's signature martinis. The lounge also gives away a complimentary bottle of Veuve Clicquot champagne every Wednesday to a few lucky ladies. Ladies night takes place every Wednesday, but hours vary by location
6. Oceans 234
234 N. Ocean Drive, Deerfield Beach; 954-428-2539; oceans234.com.
Best for: ladies who like a good bottle of bubbly.
The newly-renovated and revamped Oceans 234 in Deerfield Beach is a great spot to hang out with the girls regardless of the day of the week. But if you're going to do ladies night, you might as well do it right. You and your girls can pop bottles from 5 p.m. to close on Wednesdays at this Deerfield Beach restaurant with an indoor/outdoor bar right smack on the beach. Ladies receive half-off bottles of Veuve Clicquot priced at $50 each (or get a glass for $10) from 5 p.m. to close, all while noshing on menu highlights like steamed mussels, sushi, and tuna tartare.
5. Grille 401
401 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-767-0222; grille401.com.
Best for: ladies who like bourbon.
If you fancy Woodford Reserve, champagne, and hanging with your girlfriends, you’ll fancy Grille 401’s Bourbon, Bubbles, and Babes night. From 7 p.m. till close every Thursday, this Las Olas mainstay’s buzzy bar scene and sprawling patio provide a diverse selection of upscale modern-American fare best paired with ladies-only specials such as $15 unlimited champagne with flavored vodka floaters and $7 bourbon drinks.
4. Apothecary 330
330 Himmarshee St., Fort Lauderdale; 954-616-8028; apothecary330.com.
Best for: ladies who like to drink (and eat) well.
If it’s hump day, you know it’s also Whisper Wednesday at Apothecary 330 in Fort Lauderdale. The bar hosts its official ladies night from 6 to 9 p.m., when women can snag glasses of Moët for reduced prices in a beat-the-clock format. The special begins at 6 p.m. for $6 a glass and increases in price one dollar every hour thereafter ($7, $8, and $9). Not a champagne fan? The bar also serves $5 handcrafted martinis that change weekly. Bonus: It’s also Pizza Night at the adjoining restaurant PizzaCraft, so you can get half-priced pies to pair with your discounted drinks. It’s a colossal party no matter which way you spin it.
3. Salt 7
32 SE Second Ave., Delray Beach; 561-274-7258; salt7.com.
Best for: ladies who like to party.
Well-known for its boozy, daylong Sunday brunches, this downtown Delray Beach hot spot has an equally crazy ladies’ night every Wednesday. At Dining Without Manners, a live DJ throws down beats alongside some sweet food and drink deals. Specials include half-off Salt 7’s entire sushi menu and $50 bottles of Veuve Clicquot with the purchase of an entrée, and girls drink free at the bar from 9 p.m. to midnight.
2. Himmarshee Public House
201 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale; 954-616-5275; publichouseftl.com.
Best for: ladies who want to drink with the bros.
It’s tough to beat Public House’s Thursday-night deal if you’re a lady. From 8 p.m. to midnight, women get free cocktails with up to one mixer (and not limited to the well). Late-night specials include $5 specialty cocktails from midnight till close and $100 bottles of Ketel One for VIP couches and tables. And guys, listen up. This might be the only place where you’ll find a special that’s almost as good: two-for-one drinks from 8 p.m. till midnight. Rotating DJs from cities such as Miami, Las Vegas, and New York keep the tunes fresh beginning at 9 p.m.
1555 SE 17th St., Fort Lauderdale; 954-525-7400; boatyard.restaurant.
Best for: ladies who like boats.
What’s better than ladies night at a waterfront bar? How about ladies night on a boat? That’s what you’ll get at the all-new Boatyard in Fort Lauderdale, where an exceptionally awesome ladies night goes down every Thursday from 7 to 10 p.m. Not only do women drink for free at all three bars during that time, but they can also take a complimentary champagne cruise on the Intracoastal during this prime dock-and-dine restaurant’s Boats & Bubbles night. Only women can get aboard the SeaHunter Boats yacht for the free ride, a promotion that often offers deals on select specialty cocktails, house wine, and domestic beer. Reservations are first-come, first-serve for several departure times; the boat can accommodate up to ten people.
Nicole Danna is a food writer covering Broward and Palm Beach counties. To get the latest in food and drink news in South Florida, follow her @SoFloNicole or find her latest food pics on the BPB New Times Food & Drink Instagram.
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